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Video: Virtual Tour Of The $39m Bike-Ped Path Coming To Somerville

Written by greg on May 23

stay a kid thumbGreg Hum (Contributor) plays drums on his bike, gets people together for really big midnight and monthly bike rides, and is easily distracted by shiny things and fried potatoes. He shares stories and more on his personal bike blog, The Humble Cyclist.
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Have you ever wished there was a better way to bike from Boston to Somerville? Or vise-versa?

Not long ago state officials secured $39m in funding for a new Bike and Pedestrian path in Somerville that will connect Somerville and Boston, and yesterday MassDOT released this virtual tour video of the bike path so you can see what it will look like to bike on when it’s completed:

 

From the globe,

The path, an extension of an existing network of paths, will connect the Lowell Street, Gilman Square, Washington Street and relocated Lechmere stations providing a continuous route between Bedford and Boston for cyclists and on-foot travelers.

This 1.9-mile path is the blue-dotted line on this map (the black-dotted lines are existing paths). In addition to providing a safe bike and pedestrian link between Boston and Somerville, it will also serve as a final link in the 104-mile network of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail connecting Boston to Northhampton, MA. You’ll not only be able to walk and bike on a safe path from Alewife to Boston, but also from Boston to Central Mass. Pretty exciting stuff (and more info here):

This community path is part of the Green Line Extension project, which will bring the Green Line up into Somerville through Union Square, which you can also ride a virtual train through to see what that will look like:

Both the community path and the Green Line Extension are slated to be completed around 2020, but the path will open up as sections of it are completed.

Hell yes.


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If You Were Wondering What All The Fuss Was About Thursday

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 30

Seems one green line trolly ran into another…I hope everyone is ok. Riding my bike around downtown (I was the only thing on wheels moving through the traffic snarl) I appreciated my bike more than ever.


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Public Meeting: Green Line Extension Project

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 26

Got the following today, perhaps someone could go tell these people that we would like to see some way to take bikes on the green line, especially if they are going to take an already woefully bad line and make it bigger…

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Monday, March 9th Brooks elementary school, 388 high street Medford
Wednesday, March 11th Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave somerville

5:30 project open house
6:30-8:30 meeting presentation and questions

The Green Line Extension Project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation in coordination with the MBTA. The project will extend existing MBTA Green Line service from Lechmere station through the communities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford with an extension of the main line to Route 16 and an adjunct line to Union Square.

EOT will present an overview of the project, an environmental analysis, recommendations for station sites, and the preferred project alignment.

You are invited to attend either of the meetings public input results in better projects.

To request access of language accomodations, please call Regan Checchio at 617-357-5772 at least ten days in advance.

Directions and more project information are available at www.greenlineextension.com


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